Agency calls on Government to give reassurance on diesel tax

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RECRUITMENT AGENCY ​​Transline Group is calling on the Government to ​give guidance on the future of diesel ​following the VW emissions scandal.

Brighouse-based ​​Transline, which places workers in the logistics sector, has written to ​Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin to ask for reassurances that higher taxes won’t be introduced.

The founders of Transline Group ​Jon Taylor and Paul Beasley wrote: “Following apologies about the diesel emissions scandal from the Volkswagen UK managing director this week, we are writing to seek clarity about what this incident means for the future of the UK’s logistics sector.

​“​For decades, the logistics sector has invested in diesel vehicles, believing these to be the most efficient and effective in terms of lower carbon emissions. There is now speculation about the carbon emissions performance of diesel and concerns that this fuel type could face higher emissions taxation in the future.​”

They said higher taxes would increase operating costs for operators, putting even greater pressure on lean organisations with shrinking margins.

​“Government guidance on the future of diesel in the UK would prove beneficial for thousands of businesses across the country,” they wrote.